Czech PM Steps Down after Losing Confidence Vote

World | August 13, 2013, Tuesday // 14:17|  views

Jiri Rusnok. Photo by EPA

The Czech cabinet led by Prime Minister Jiri Rusnok has handed its resignation to President Milos Zeman after losing a confidence vote last week.

Rusnok, an ally of Zeman, will stay on in a caretaker capacity pending a resolution of the political crisis, possibly by means of an early election that may take place in October, Euronews informs.

Rusnok was appointed by left-leaning President Milos Zeman in June following the resignation of former Prime Minister Petr Necas and the collapse of his center-right coalition.

The resignation of Necas’sgovernment came after his aide Jana Nagyova was accused of trading posts in state-owned companies for parliamentary seats and illegally using the military intelligence service to spy on people, including Necas’s wife, Radka Necasova, whom he was divorcing.

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